Portraits at Fort Canning, Singapore: Dave & Cynthia

Years ago, Cynthia and I were just college students, talking about which mamak to go to for a yumcha session, or which movie to watch with our group of friends. We talked about life, about friendships and our future. Since then, we’ve both moved on to build our own lives… and Cynthia is now married to Dave, with a life of their own in Singapore. But she’s still the fun-going (yet ever responsible) Cynthia I know. Nothing that much has changed. And yet so much has. We had fun going around Fort Canning Park one evening, just doing some casual portraits. Lots of love to the both of you!

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Studio Portraits

Over the past few years, many families have walked through our doors and spent one hour with us in our natural light studio, immortalising family relationships through our images.

STUDIO_10STUDIO_07Other than cute babies and families, we’ve also photographed casual portraits of couples…

STUDIO_05Boudoir photos…

STUDIO_03Corporate headshots for professionals…

STUDIO_02…The only thing we haven’t tried yet is fitting an animal into the studio!

While most of these sessions did not manage to make it to the blog, I’ve decided to select a few of our favourites and show them to you here. These images are taken by the Stories photographers, mainly Grace, Diane, Jamie, Nigel and Weiming. Do contact us if you’d like to pop over our studio for some portraits!

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Casual Portraits: Florian & Marianne

It was a surprise gift for Marianne, Florian’s girlfriend… the portrait session, that is. The both of them hail from Germany, but Florian came to Malaysia on a student exchange program. What a great way to see the world! We were glad that we could be part of this surprise for Marianne! One of Florian’s requirements before the shoot was to have sunset shots. If you’ve lived in KL long enough, you know that sunsets could be a daily occurrence or none at all! So our photographers Weiming and Nigel were a little concerned before the shoot, but on that day, they got some gorgeous sunlight. Thanks for working it for the camera!


Casual Portraits: Erik & Meiri

I am excited to share this set of images taken by Nigel, because he has a really different way of looking at things, which makes his images unique! Here’s how Nigel feels about the shoot with Erik and Meiri…

Erik & Meiri are a fun couple to work with and I enjoyed my morning with them. Getting to know new people in life is always a good and exciting thing. After having a talk with Erik, I found out that we actually went to the same college and studied the same course, but at a different period of time. Both of them are from Indonesia and they decided to hop down to KL over the weekend to catch up with friends and also do a mini lifestyle photo shoot with us. It was my first time leading a portrait shoot for Stories and I absolutely loved it!



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Engagement Portraits: Adrian & Stefanie

When Adrian and Stefanie came to meet me to discuss their engagement portrait session, Adrian told me that he loves high key shots. He couldn’t decide whether he prefers the photos to be taken in the morning or evening. And we talked about shoot locations at length. You see, that’s what happens when you photograph a photographer. They have all sorts of cool ideas and it usually takes a while to make a decision! Stef was the casual, relaxed one. Her only criteria: “Can we shoot on some windy road…?”

And so we ended up at their apartment in Kota Damansara where I took some photos in their newly decorated home.

When I arrived there, Stef showed me these notes that she had written. And I thought it was really cute!!

And so, I thought, why not take the idea a little further. So I got them to sit down separately and write down what they thought of each other. And then to reveal it to camera…

Well, Stef was quite tickled with what Adrian wrote!

After an hour or so, we went outdoors to continue our shoot. When we left their home, lightning was streaking across the sky… “Oh no, it’s going to pour!” And it DID! It rained so heavily that I wondered if we would have to postpone the second half of the shoot. But when we arrived in KL, it was nice and sunny.

The sky was really clear. Hard to believe that we had just gone through a thunderstorm to get here!

When the sun came out in the evening, it was golden…

And Stef got her windy road shot!

When we were about to end our shoot, it started to drizzle again… and that’s when we saw this tiny rainbow peeking out through the clouds! The colour of sky was so glorious!

Then the sun set, and it was blue for a while… :) I promise you, this sky is real and not Photoshop-ed in! I love colour!

Congratulations on your upcoming wedding, Adrian & Stef. Sorry I could not be there to cover your wedding day. I am sure it will be a day filled with lots of joy, topped up with God’s goodness!